Format/Genre: One-Act Farce
Target Audience: High school, College, Community & Professional theatre
Casting: 4M, 2W
Sets: A motel room; Period: 1930s
Running time: 40 minutes
Synopsis: New York Gangland mobster Joey "Copperhead" Cabrese is on the lam, and holed up in a motel room somewhere over the Pennsylvania state line with his mistress, Lucy Timmerman, a married nightclub dancer. Earlier that evening, Cabrese machine-gunned down his own treacherous gang for throwing in with his rival, Skye "Scraper" Van Dyke, and plans to set up shop in Chicago. But when Lucy tries to escape, they are struck by a bolt of lightning and switch bodies. Soon Lucy's tweedy professor husband and "The Scraper" show up - with Cabrese's wife Maggie on his arm, and complications pile up fast. A killer, fast-paced, door-slamming farce of gender-bent mistaken identity.
- premiered at the Circle Rep Lab in New York City, February 1989.